July 3, 2011 | By Jesse Bouman |
On Thursday, July 1, 2010 I abruptly quit my job. I walked up to HR at 5:00pm and put in my two weeks. It was not a premeditated move. I just felt that it was time to move on. Friday, July 2nd turned out to be my last day at my old job as I was escorted out of the office before noon. Thus, when I woke up on July 3rd it was the first day Demeter Interactive was my full time job.
Demeter Interactive started out as a one-man company. I set out to build the company I had envisoned ever since I knew I wanted be an entrepreneur. Shortly after I started and landed my first client, I joined forces with my co-founder Gaia Dempsey. We were introduced to one another by a mutual acquaintance at a lunch. One lunch later, Demeter Interactive officially became a two-person start up.
Over the next few months, Gaia and I began to gel and our company began to take shape. As two first time entrepreneurs, we endured numerous growing pains. We learned not just to be marketers, but business owners. Regardless of our inexperience, Demeter Interactive continued to mature and grow.
Today, Demeter Interactive is one year old. 365 days in business. It’s been a wild journey thus far…and it’s been a fantastically fulfilling journey as well. I am so excited for what the future holds for Demeter Interactive. Gaia and I have put in a lot of hours and created a solid foundation for the future. We have so many exciting things on tap for Demeter Interactive.
Finally, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported Gaia and I during this first year. Starting a business is infinitely more difficult than you ever imagine. The support we received is what has enabled us to reach one year and it is what will help fuel us to year ten. We hope that you continue to follow Demeter Interactive as we move on to year two.